Thanks for the comments on my previous post about forests and water. Forest hydrology is a complex issue and I hope that the paper I refer to in that post captures some of the complexity, variation and local specificity. There has been a lot of research done on some of these issues and I urge those interested in the debate to follow up some of the key references cited in the paper. And here is an image to reflect on when browsing through the literature.
Are forests really such a magical source of water or are those arboreal torrents a product of (internationally prevalent) wishful thinking?